Even though this is the first time such an advanced system has been deployed on a waste management site in New Zealand, Qrious was able to stand up the initial solution in just a few weeks.
The hazard detection system has been running as a pilot for the last six months and is already a gamechanger. The results have been so successful that the business is now exploring extending the trial to a second site. “We’re hugely enthusiastic about the ability of this technology to alert our team to an incident as it is happening so we can instantly respond. We’re now looking to test it in different site situations,” Aughton says.
Not only is the site measured in real time, but the data generated by the system is fed into a Power BI Tool that EnviroNZ can use to investigate new processes, make continual improvements, and identify any focus areas for training. As more data is collected over time, EnviroNZ will be able to see trends in events and track any changes.
There are even more possibilities for the system as the multi class object detection, which currently tracks excavators and people, can be expanded to recognise more objects. The system also has capability to sound audible alarms, visual alarms, or even deactivate heavy machinery when there is a health and safety issue.
The always on system gives peace of mind that visitors and staff will remain safe. As Aughton says, "it's another set of eyes, it doesn't get tired, it doesn't get fatigued, it doesn't get distracted, and it's vigilant and it's always on.”
"We really see this as enhancing all the systems we've got on site."